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Old 05-23-2011, 11:18 AM   #421
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Hi,

it's time for some dirt riding now:






Yes, it's me on my Yellow Track on the MX track of Rutten, the Netherlands. The ARM forum hired the track for the morning and I did three sessions of three laps. The speed I'm going is just what the Track can handle too. So we're a perfect match As you can hear I also found out what happened when I go to fast over a jump, the rear tire touches the fender. Not that strange, the Track is not made for this kind of riding, it's an ALLroad. At that it does just fine!

The brown color is the turbo, yes. Many solutions have been tried, despite promises of suppliers the coatings couldn't deal with the high temperature and open climate construction. So I've just learned to apply some WD40 every now and then. Keeps the color dark and looks fine. After a ride in the rain the brown color comes back again, strange...

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Old 05-23-2011, 07:47 PM   #422
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Hi,

it was already on it's way but a bit delayed because I was busy with other things: The Yellow Track!

First the design on actual size and almost exact color printed to see how it fits:



Last Saturday the real set came all the way from the UK form Stephen Peacock aka HumVee Graphics:



And of course in retro reflective material, so a flash photo:



Some pictures at daylight will follow.

So still a little bit Geel Spoor (Dutch translation of Yellow Track )

Greetings, Tom.
This bike looks like it would be right at home with these guys. I want one, but I want a real transmission.




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Old 06-20-2011, 01:24 AM   #423
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Dutch diesel adventure bike

Here´s a link to the site of a Dutch built diesel adventure bike: www.dieselmotorfiets.nl
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:30 AM   #424
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Please stop posting porn on a public forum

Despite it's limitations that'd the only bike I actually lust over and it's not available in Australia

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Old 06-20-2011, 04:28 AM   #425
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Looks a lot like BigWeld from the front.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:45 AM   #426
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Sign me up if they ever bring em down under...

I think they are a bloody great concept.

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Old 06-20-2011, 09:11 AM   #427
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A diesel bike, gee I wonder if there's any low speed torque?

(That was a joke, folks.)

Probably enough tractor like low end torque for climbing mountains at a walking pace.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:39 AM   #428
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If my calculations are correct, and they probably aren't, it gets 65.85 mpg according to the specifications. That is a nice number but hardly ground breaking, in that a number of four stroke motorcycles are capable of that. On the other hand for a full size, shaft drive adventure motorcycle it is impressive. Of course motorcycle riding is not just about mpg, and one wonders if a diesel, even a turbo diesel, which I think this is, is capable of the kind of performance we expect from a bike.

Hayes Diversified Technologies http://www.hdtusa.com/ has been threatening to sell a diesel version of the KLR for some time to the general public. It never seems to happen, wonder why?
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:48 AM   #429
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Nice concept, but one mayor flaw, an automatic transmission, so no enging braking whatsoever, evver ridden a small two stroke offroad ?

Well then you now how demanding such a ride is...

But there must be other threads about it on ADV rider, its three years old now...
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:47 PM   #430
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Nice concept, but one mayor flaw, an automatic transmission, so no enging braking whatsoever,
not necessarily, modern electronic torque converters can be set to lock and unlock at any rpm
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:03 PM   #431
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Hayes Diversified Technologies http://www.hdtusa.com/ has been threatening to sell a diesel version of the KLR for some time to the general public. It never seems to happen, wonder why?
I been wondering the same. The public version was slated to retail for over $18k. That could've killed it.
Maybe the military models turned up some issues that weren't consumer friendly, emision standards probably.
The could sell a pile of them for $6-7k.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:31 PM   #432
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Maybe they realized if they tried to charge the public the ridiculous prices most contractors seem to charge the gov't, they didn't have a chance at a sale.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:49 PM   #433
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HDT did have a listing on their site for the diesel KLR in August last year, but checking today I see it's gone. The page was available at http://hdtusa.com/civilian/vehicle-at1.php but that url now produces an error.

At the time I copied the details and linked a pic off their site to post in a local NZ forum, I can see the pic is still being returned off their site.

http://hdtusa.com/assets/images/at1-Hero.png


Here's the specs I copied off at the time:

Price: $16,900US + tax and shipping where applicable

Maximum SpeedIn excess of 152 kph (95 mph)
Fuel Mileage 50.9 kpl @ 90 kph (105 mpg @ 55 mph)
Range1024 km @ 90 kph (640 miles @ 55 mph)
FuelDiesel, JetA1, AVTUR, JP5, JP8, AVCAT, Aviation Kerosene and Biodiesel 20.1 L (6.1 gal) Tank
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:54 PM   #434
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I would love to hear from people in the military that had used these, how they performed.
Also, as the US army paid for the R+D of this bike, well indirectly I'm sure as they are paying way more than anybody in the public sector is willing to pay for one.
I saw one in the UK last year in an auction magazine but never bothered about it.
It's a cool concept. As much as I love diesel power, the thought of more weight, heavier starter, heavier battery is very off putting for off road riding, still, I stand to be corrected.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:19 AM   #435
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There's a separate merged threadfest for the Hayes Diesel KLR over here.
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